Lindfield War Memorial

L W Ayling Leslie Wallace Ayline was born in 1894 in Peckham, the son of William Wallace Ayling, jnr and Rose. In the 1911 census he was one of 5 children to an Atchitects Manager, living at 31 Minard Rd, Catford. Leslie served as Pte 703279 in the London Regt., and was KIA on 7 December 1917 aged 24. He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial
Note :- Leslie left behind a widow, Elizabeth and a small child, who would never know his father
J Baker Jesse was born in 1895 in Horsted Keynes, the son of Jesse and Margaret (1911 Margaret was head of house). Jesse was one of 7 surviving children and in 1911 was an under gardener. He joined the Hampshire Regt., and became Pte 16891. Jesse DOW on 3 July 1916 suffered on the 1st July, The First Day of the First Battle of The Somme. He rests in Bezaincourt Communal Cemetery along with over 670 other casualties and 76 Germans
C Baldock Charles was born in 1895, the son of Edward and Annie. He served in the Royal Sussex Regt., as Pte G 3258. He was KIA on 25 September 1915 aged 20 and is remembered on the Loos Memorial
W N Baldock William Newton Baldock, brother to Charles was born in 1887. William emigrated to Australia and served as Driver 886 in the Australian ACS. He was drowned off Gallipoli on 21 August 1915 aged 28. He is remembered on the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria
P C Blunden  
W J Blunden Walter James Blunden was born on 28 June 1892 in Sussex, who according to his attestation papers was a farmer. He was aged 24 on enlistment and 5' 5½" tall with a 36 " fully expanded chest, of fair complection, blue eyes and brown hair. He gave his religion as that of Methodist and had no distinctive marks. Being pronouced fit for the Canadian Over-Seas Expecitionary Force on 15th November 1915. He served as Lance Sergt 745607 in the Canadian Infantry and was killed during the 3rd Battle of Ypres on 27 October 1917 aged 24 and he is remembered along with many others on the Ypres Memorial, The Menin Gate
W E Bourne  
E C Burlong  
A H Cormack  
J Caplin Jack was the son of Thomas and Bety of Blackhill Cottages, Lindfield. He served as Pte L/10030 in the Royal Sussex Regt., He was KIA on 9 May 1915 aged 18 and he is remembered on Le Touret Memorial
E B Fawcett  
A L Fitzmaurice  
L Fitzmaurice Lindsay Fitzmaurice served as Temp A/Captain in the Somerset LI and was KIA on 18 Novmber 1916. He rests in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
R Fitzmaurice Richard was the son of Richard and Alexina of 29 St Flora's Road, Littlehampton, but was a native of Lindfield. He served as Pte 3404 in the London Regt., and was KIA on 25 September 1915 aged 25.
C E Ford  
H W Fox  
F Gaston He was the husband to A S Gaston of Frederick Cottates, Lindfield and served in the Royal Sussex Regt., as Pte G/12151 and died on 18 September 1918 and rests in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension.
H Gaston He was the son of Mr & Mrs P Gaston of Frederick Cottages (as above) and the husband of Annie of The Cot, High Street, Rottingdean, Brighton. He served in the Royal Welsh Fus. as Pte 56209. He was died on 20 October 1918 aged 29 and rests in Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois.
R H Grundy  
J Gorringe  
F Hillman  
M Hill  
R G Hill  
G H Hobden  
J H Jeffrey  
H A King  
C Laker  
J Ledbury  
R C Legge  
E Leppard Ernest was the son of Mary Ann Leppard a single woman who in 1901 was living in the Cuckfield Union Workhouse with her two sons. Mary Ann later became Mrs Bourne of Albert Cottages, Haywards Heath. Ernest served in the Royal West Kents as Pte g/5561 and was KIA on 24 August 1916 aged 25 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.
L G Longley  
R F Longley  
W Mansbridge  
H Markwick  
A E V Newnham  
J F Newnham  
N H Newnham  
A Nye  
F C Oram  
H G Paine  
T Panklin  
G A Prideaux Geoffrey Arthur Prideaux born 1892, was the son of Arthur Robert and Louisa Charlotte who after the war gave their address as 13 Talbot Sq, Paddington, London. The 1911 census shows the family at the aforementioned address and Geoffrey is described as a 2nd Lieut in the army also in the house were 4 servants, two of which came from Lindfield and Arthur Robert was a solicitor. The 1901 census fins G A at boarding school in Westgate on Sea. Geoffrey served in the Somerset LI and by 1917 was a Captain(T). He was KIA on 19 January1917 aged 25 and he rests in Hem Farm Military Cemetery. Hem-Monacu.
He was awarded the M.C.
A Pullen  
A Rice  
F E Savill  
H C Scutt  
S E Smith  
A E Speer  
H A Spiers  
A Springham  
J G Tayler  
E R Townshend  
G K Twiss Guy Kernble Twiss was born in 1899 in Lindfield was the son of Guy Ouchlerlong Twiss aged 56 in 1891 and born a British Subject in Mauritious. Guy O was living in the house (Lindford House) of Henry Williams, a widow and a Barrister. Guy O had married Margaret Louisa Williams and Henry Williams would have been her grandfather. Also in the house were children Mary Louisa, Dorothy Margaret, Crawford Ouchlerlong and Dudley Cyril, along with numerous servants. The 1901 census saw Guy K at boarding school and by 1911 he was a Sub Lieutnant in the Royal Navy serving onboard HMA Savage (?). He later served as a Lieut. on HMS Tartar and died on 17 June 1917 and rests in Lindford churchyard. HMS Tartar was mined on 17 June 1917 between Dover and Gravelines with 45 casualties
W Venn  
R R Waller  
T Weatherby  
J Whall  
G A Willey  
L S J Wilmshurst Luther Samuel John Wilmshurst was the son of Luther Samuel and Annie Elizabeth Wilmshurst of Fountain Cottages, Haywards Heath. In the 1911 census Luther is there with his parents who had been married 15 years and his brother Archer James. Luther served in the Royal West Surrey Regt., as Pte 24547. But he had previously been 9583, R. Sussex Regt. He died on 18 July 1917 aged 21 and rests in Berlin South Western Cemetery.
W Winn  
A Young  
1939 - 1945
P J Aherne Patrick was the son of John and Margaret (nee Fitzgerald) and served as Sergeant EX/1251 in the Royal Marine Commando's. He as KIA on 25 January 1945 aged 31 and buried at Sittard War Cemetery. He left a widow, Margaret who lived at Burley, Hampshire
P G D Bannatyne Patrick Gerald Douglas Bannatyne was the son of Sir Robert Reid Bannnatyne (1875-1956), Civil Servant and Lady Bannatyne of Lindfield. In 1911 Robert Reid Bannatyne was aged 35 and living at 5 Warwick Mansions, Earls Court, with one servant in a six roomed house. In the summer of 1913 he married Rose E Fitzgerald in Kensington, with Patrick being born in 1921 and other siblings being Rose in 1918 and Helen in 1922. Patrick served as Pte 6477553 in The Essex Regt., and was KIA on 26 October 1944 aged 23. He rests in Geel War Cemetery, Belgium
F D Beales  
F R Bedford  
J B T Bigland John Bigland Tulk-Hart Bigland was the son of Thomas I A Tulk-Hart and Madeline Blanche and husband of Miza Pauline Bigland of Backbarrow, Lancs.
C Boston  
W H Boyes  
F H Bray  
H Brooks  
F W Burlong  
E E D Clarke  
W E Comber  
L Daws  
K J Dorrell  
D A Farncombe  
J L Gadd  
L K Harper  
R P Heasman  
J S Huddart  
E P R Jourdain  
R W King  
R E Manklow  
D S Massy-Dawson  
E Mills  
H P Newnham  
F Pearce  
P Penny  
K S Porter  
A V Prodger  
J W Rowley  
M V Sturdy  
H Tanner  
S E Tayler  
G Winn  


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